Victory Day Parade
Every year Russia stages the largest Victory Day Parade. If you are happen to be in Moscow or St. Petersburg, do not miss this grandiose event on the 9th of May.
If you are walking down the streets in any small or big city in Russia in the beginning of May do not be surprise to see plenty of people with a black-and-yellow ribbon on their clothes or on car antennas - this is the St. George ribbon, a sign of respect to the remembrance to our great ancestors who sacrificed their lives in the Second World War.
Victory Day marks Germany?s surrender to the Soviet Union in 1945. It became the end of the Great Patriotic War for the USSR, which lost about 25 million citizens in 4 years. Unlike the rest of the world that celebrates Victory Day on the 8th of May, in Russia this holiday falls on the 9th of May.
Many people attend a local military parade and watch the fireworks at night on Victory Day. The biggest parade is on Red Square in Moscow, it showcases Russia?s military forces . Over a thousand troops and sometimes several troops from other countries on the square. The best seats are reserved for prominent veterans, the president, government officials, presidents and representatives from other countries.
Following the official parade, hundreds of thousands of people march through the center of the city in commemoration of those who perished and those who survived World War II. In the March of the Immortal Regiment people carry photographs of their relatives and friends who served during the war. Another tradition is to give flowers, usually red carnations, to veterans in the street and to lay wreaths at the war memorial sites.
Several 5 star hotels have a wonderful view to Red Square. On the 9th of May they have special offers for guests in their restaurants to enjoy a fine view of the parade. To learn more about it please contact #russkieprostori DMC.